Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn. 224 p. HarperCollins Publishers, May, 2001. 9780060291990. (Own)
#tbt features Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn. This novel for teens was published in 2001. It is a dual narrative told by Nick, an affluent sophomore who is also a handsome athlete and Caitlin, the beautiful classmate who is in love with Nick - until he hits her. She files charges and Nick is assigned to write a journal, attend anger management classes and stay away from Caitlin. This honest portrayal of relationship abuse is not an easy read, but it's an important one.
The original cover is depicted above. I saw a pic of the new cover on the author's FB page a few weeks ago but haven't been able to find it on the publisher page or in bookstore websites.